Sunday, August 8, 2010

28mm Skeletal Hordes

I based up some of the skeletons I have been painting these past few weeks. I've come to like the idea (if not the reality) of hordes in HoTT and skeletons seems like the perfect hordes army--anything to bring back some stands foolishly lost, I guess. So, 50 some skeletons later, I have seven bases.

There are a couple of different versions of GW skeletons here. Some tomb kings, some vampire counts, some very old (and slightly smaller) skeletons and then some I simply cannot identify. These have been trades from a variety of gamers (thanks to Scott and Tim especially).

I did a couple of bases with a few guys half-emerged from the ground to reflect the fact they will all be reincarnated a lot under my command.

I also did a magician. He started out as a vampire count. I then added a cloak and green-gemed staff. The, I built up a lectern out of skulls and blue stick-em and then added the book (vinyl floor tile). I'm pretty happy with him.

I also did a base of lurkers. I picture the guy on the right yelling (in a Mr. T voice) "Sue-prise suckas!"


Up next: Some skeleton cavalry and shooters (the last of these guys, I think) and some medieval knights. Then some more medieval foot.

7 comments:

  1. Nice stuff, Bob!

    I love the lurkers popping out of the ground! I've used the spare heads and arms to make bases/stands of guys clawing their way out of the ground before, but hand't thought of making a stand of lurkers doing that. Brilliant! I may have to steal that idea.

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  2. Very nice. The mage is awesome!

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  3. Thanks guys; I was very happy with how these guys turned out in the end--not always my experience! Back to medievals shortly. Painted six knights today so I'll base those tomorrow night.

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  4. Bob,
    Love the skeletons and all the cool character you've added to the bases. Very inspirational!

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  5. Thanks. Should have done some sort of standing stone behind the magician (in hindsight). Oh well!

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  6. I love 'em! How deep did you make the bases? 60mm?
    Regards
    derFigurenschieber

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